Modification Of VIIRS Sensor Data Record Operational Code For Consistency Of Data Product Limits

The Visible Infrared Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor data record (SDR) product contains geolocated and calibrated radiances, quality flags, and derived products such as brightness temperature and reflectance. The active fire team reported an inconsistency in the way radiance limits and derived products limits are generated. The quality flags are also independently determined for radiance limits… READ MORE >


Testing TBI with Shock Tube Technology

Issue: TBI, a form of brain injury caused by exposure to explosions and blast waves, has become a major subject of interest in recent years due to the increased use of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), mainly in the Afghanistan and been referred to as the “signature” wound of these wars. Statistics on TBI diagnoses are… READ MORE >

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CT Scan For Fossilized Big Cats

The Aerospace CT scanner was used to make full 3-D representations of the bones so that they can be examined by researchers and shared with both the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. These scans will allow researchers to study the internal and external shape of the bone and bone thickness…. READ MORE >

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Laser Etching for DNA Sequencing

Aerospace’s method of accurately mass-producing flow cells has helped to significantly reduce the cost of DNA sequencing—from millions of dollars to around $4,000—making sequencing an individual patient’s DNA affordable. The process invented at Aerospace allows for the creation of much more sophisticated, true three-dimensional shapes within the glass because the focused laser beam can be moved to expose… READ MORE >

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Space Technology Goes to Sea Aboard a Fireboat

The Aerospace Corporation recently partnered with the Long Beach Fire Department for a project that has the potential to save lives and drastically improve public safety for the city’s residents. The LBFD is the proud owner of a brand new, state-of-the-art fireboat, permanently docked at the firehouse in the Port of Long Beach. The job […]… READ MORE >